(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner Venue – Where was yours?

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  • poll: Where was your rehearsal dinner held?

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  • Post # 3
    1325 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We’re having two (one on the actual rehearsal night, which is a Tuesday and some can’t make it, so the 2nd is for those who can’t make it to deliver gifts and thank them for helping)

    The first one is in a restaurant, and the second is at our home.  I’ve never really heard of having the rehearsal at the same venue as the reception!  We definitely can’t do that because we are providing our own caterer at our venue.  That’d be hella expensive too!

    Post # 4
    14490 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are doing ours at our house, since our wedding is formal, we really wanted a really relaxed atmosphere for the rehearsal and the FH wanted the opportunity to show off his meat smoking skills to both our families.

    Most of the rehearsal dinners that I have been too were either at a restaurant or at someone in the families houses.

    Post # 5
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re having ours at a local park- an informal BBQ type thing. I’ve actually never heard of having the rehearsal dinner at the reception venue either, so Future Mother-In-Law should calm down ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 7
    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ours was at a covered pavilion next to a lake. We decorated all the picnic tables, had lawn games and had BBQ. It was laid back and awesome and I loved it!

    Post # 8
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Ours was at my in laws house. I’ve actually never been to a Rehearsal Dinner at the venue, they’ve always been at different restaurants.

    Post # 9
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are having ours at my house. I don’t think I’d want to have it at the reception venue either. It would be like a mini reception before the real one.

    Post # 10
    6994 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We had ours at Maggianos (chain italian restaurant owned by cheesecake factory) i really loved it because they have private rooms on the second floor. It was all dark wood and chandeliers plus the food was amazing!

    Post # 12
    1618 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are having ours at a Greek restaurant and it’s gonna be very casual.

    Post # 13
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think we will just be doing a casual bbq

    Post # 14
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We did ours inside of a private dining space in a restaurant. I do think having at your venue is a little strange, but it is your wedding! and you can do what ever your little heart desires.

    Post # 15
    7305 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We are having ours at a restaurant near our venue.  We could do it at our venue, but my Mom and Maid/Matron of Honor both think that it would take away from the specialness of the wedding the next day. I don’t really care, so I will humor them.

    FWIW, we are paying for everything ourselves, so we get to decide these things. However, if someone else were paying for the Rehearsal Dinner, I would generally follow that person’s lead in making the decision.

    Post # 16
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    FI’s parents are covering the rehearsal dinner and we haven’t had much time to sit down and discuss the options yet so we currently don’t know where it will be – all I know is NOT our reception venue. I love the place, but I don’t want to eat basically the same food two nights in a row.

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